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Réserve Naturelle et Ornithologique de PLOEGSTEERT RNOP

Hainaut occidental  >  Belgium

Old clay quarry converted into a mosaic of different habitats, being mainly marhsy wetlands.

Added by Martin WINDELS

Description

Ploegsteert is an old clay extraction area which has been converted to a mosaic of different marshy habitats and therefore a great location for many species of birds. Especially the extensive reedbeds in the area are great for species like Water Rail, herons, ducks and typical reed species, such as Reed Bunting and Bearded Tit. The area is a must see for Great Bittern and Black-necked Grebe.

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Des bassins d'extractions, convertis en zones humides marécageuses, présentent une mosaïque de milieux. La proximité des roselières est un des atouts de ce site, propices aux rallidés, ardéidés, anatidés et passereaux paludicoles. Le site est un must pour l'observation du Black-necked Grebe et du Great Bittern .... entre autres.

Details

Access

Access to the site is possible via the nature reserve's own parking area. The site is accessible by foot and bike.

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L'accès au site est possible via le parking de la réserve.Le site est accessible par tous les moyens de locomotion classiques.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland, Mud flats, Scattered trees and bushes, Grassland, Reedbeds

Conditions

Flat

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring, Autumn, Autumn migration

Route

Narrow trail, Wide path

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot, Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform

Yes

Extra info

Two observation towers, two platforms and numerous observation points on the route along the area.

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Deux observatoires, deux palissades et de nombreux points d'observations jonchent le parcours. 

Birdingplaces Near

The forests near Ploegsteert, the Lys valley, Les Prés du Hem (not always accessable), the Monts region and the city of Ieper (about 15 minutes by car), the Yser valley (about 35 minutes by car) and the polders of Uitkerke.

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Les bois de Ploegsteert à proximité, la vallée de la Lys à proximité, les Prés du Hem (en France ARMENTIERES) à proximité (pas toujours accessible), la région de Monts et de la ville d'IEPER à 15 minutes, la vallée de l'Yser (Le BLANKAART) à 35 minutes, les polders d'UITKERKE à moins d'une heure.

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